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Address: Death Valley National Park, CA

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This Oasis Of Life Is A Highlight Of Death Valley

This short perennial stream really stands out in contrast to the mostly bleak and barren surroundings of Death Valley. A very nice boardwalk with interpretative signs loops you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This short perennial stream really stands out in contrast to the mostly bleak and barren surroundings of Death Valley. A very nice boardwalk with interpretative signs loops you through this unexpected wetland. As a super bonus we were able to view Death Valley's famous and endangered pupfish who make this creek as one of their homes. Death Valley is pretty... More 

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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179 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If you want something besides the sand dunes and the difficult hikes, this is a change. The boardwalk goes out much further than signposted so you can enjoy it for quite a while. The pupfish are funny little things and I saw some birds about 10 feet (no, not more crows). An easy saunter and the kids will particularly like... More 

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This area has a boardwalk that follows the creek. Nice, easy walk. Visit in Spring and check out the Pupfish, they are very active this time of year and fun to watch!

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is a very nice boardwalk hike. The pupfish were quite active while we were there. This doesn't take long, or much energy but has a nice view of the valley floors.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Very different from other parts of Death Valley. This is a little stream of water with green plants. Not something you'd expect in this area. I definitely recommend this easy walk.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This walk is a winner - such a different environment from most other parts of the park. Kids loved running on the empty boardwalk, really extensive with intrepretive signage. No pupfish but running water and low scrub and lots of salt crystals. Really interesting to see the varied vegetation.

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Garrison, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

A nice, easy walk along the creek with several interpretive signs. At end of boardwalk you have the option to continue on another trail that goes west for a couple of miles. However, because of a section of trail that gets a little steep and close to the edge, I recommend bringing a couple of walking sticks to get past... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Great view of the Salt Creek deposits. I was interested in finding some wild flowers and was able to view some beautiful Desert Sunflowers.

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Richland, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Delightful Boardwalk over creek and salt flats. Found many teeny pupfish, lucked out as there had been some rain before we arrived.

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Portland, Oregon
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A short section of dirt road puts you into the parking area. We ate lunch at a picnic table right beside Salt Creek. This is a very easy one mile walk all on a boardwalk. The Death Valley Pup Fish makes its home here and are beautiful and colorful small fish that are kind of shy at times. Still, with... More 

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